DavisBrick-and-mortar retailers would love for sales tax to apply to everything sold online.U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville), addressing about a dozen small businesspeople in Springfield, said it's only fair, and provided an example: a birthday gift for Mrs. Rodney Davis.

“When I cashed out, I paid tax,” he said. “The collection method is there. It's a matter of getting a system in place … to disburse it to the states. This isn't a tax increase; it's closing a loophole.”


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As for the Highway Trust Fund, Davis said he hopes the Senate passes the House-passed fix, although it's only temporary. Davis says talk must continue on a long-term solution.

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